NROC Case Studies

Overview

Overview

NROC has prepared a series of case studies to highlight the innovative and different ways member institutions use NROC content and tools.  These are provided to assist members considering alternate ways of using NROC within their institution, as well as allowing prospective members to understand the potential of joining the NROC Network.

A few examples of how students benefit when institutions join NROC:

 

EdReady

EdReady

EdReady in Four-Year Colleges

IconThis report gives a glimpse into how five different universities are using EdReady as a tool for pre-enrollment preparation, as a replacement for high-stakes placement exams, in student support services, as core curricula for developmental studies, and for high-school outreach. ...

EdReady in Community Colleges

IconCommunity Colleges across the nation are using EdReady’s personalized study paths to prepare incoming students to pass their math placement exams and avoid remediation. This report offers short summaries of the many ways EdReady is being used by Community Colleges to help students prepare for national...

EdReady in Adult Basic Education

IconAdult Basic Education programs nationwide are using EdReady’s personalized learning system to help ensure that their students are prepared for high school equivalency tests and general education exit exams. This report contains short summaries of the ways in which several Adult Education organizations...

EdReady in High Schools

IconEdReady enables high school students to assess their readiness for college math, select their study options, and follow a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. High schools nationwide are using EdReady to ensure that graduating seniors are ready for college level math, and to help them prepare...

    Nevada - Agassi College Preparatory Academy - EdReady

    IconThe state of Nevada uses the ACT exam as their college and career readiness assessment. All high school juniors attending public schools are required to take the ACT in the spring. In this case study, teacher Sarada Toomey of Agassi College Preparatory Academy (a public charter school in Nevada) describes...

    Montana - Lifelong Learning Center - EdReady

    IconThe Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) is an adult basic literacy education service that prepares students to pass high school equivalency exams, succeed in college classes, and re-enter the workforce by providing reading, writing, and math instruction at multiple locations throughout Missoula, Montana....

    Nevada - Foothill High School - EdReady

    IconTwo teachers from Foothill High School in Henderson, Nevada, describe how they are using EdReady in their College Readiness Math classes. They found that EdReady works well as a tool to supplement students’ math skills to make sure they do well on the ACT exam and that graduating seniors are ready...

    EdReady as a Low-Stakes Alternative - Jacksonville State

    IconAs part of their effort to redesign developmental education and refine placement practices, Jacksonville State University tested EdReady as a low-stakes math placement tool. Early results are promising for this approach as an alternative to traditional high-stakes placement exams that have frequently...

    STEM School Chattanooga - EdReady

    IconStudents entering STEM School Chattanooga as high school freshmen are required to have a baseline knowledge of algebra and geometry. Students identified as deficient in those skills were offered EdReady over the summer and into the fall as a free tool to help fill in knowledge gaps and ensure that the...

    Waipahu High School - EdReady

    IconDuring the summer and fall of 2014, the Waipahu High School Early College program collaborated with the University of Hawaii to offer an online program, EdReady, with the goal of increasing the number of their high school students who could score well enough on the COMPASS placement exam to qualify for...

    South Carolina - VirtualSC - EdReady

    IconSouth Carolina’s state-wide virtual school program, VirtualSC, launched the Summer Middle School Assistance Project in June 2014. The three-week summer pilot program was designed to assist students in participating schools who had completed Grades 6-8 instruction but who required remediation in mathematics...

    Owensboro Community and Technical College - EdReady

    IconAt the end of the Fall 2014 semester, the Math Department faculty at Owensboro Community & Technical College offered students an intensive, one-week math boot camp to finish the requirements for the developmental math class they were enrolled in that semester. At the end of the week, students would be...

    Mountain Heights Academy - EdReady

    IconDuring summer 2014, Mountain Heights Academy teachers built a new, year-long course called College Prep Math. EdReady with NROC math resources was at the center of the new course, which they built within the school's Moodle environment. The purpose of the course was to ensure that students had an option...

    Montana Digital Academy and the University of Montana - EdReady

    IconIn Summer 2013, Montana Digital Academy and the University of Montana collaborated on an EdReady pilot designed to help students get into the college math course they need for their major interest. The Office for Student Success and Math Department at UMT offered “a FREE, personalized, self-paced,...

      NROC English

      NROC English

      Tennessee - Seamless Alignment and Integrated Support (SAILS) - NROC English

      IconIn Tennessee, nearly 70% of college freshmen are required to take remedial courses in math, English, or both before they are qualified to take college-level courses. Seamless Alignment and Integrated Support (SAILS) integrates the Tennessee Board of Regents learning support competencies and the Tennessee...

        NROC Developmental Math

        NROC Developmental Math

        North Carolina - Central Piedmont Community College - NROC Math

        IconCentral Piedmont Community College (CPCC) in Charlotte, NC, has adapted NROC Developmental Math resources to create supplemental math labs for students admitted to the college under the North Carolina Community College system’s “Multiple Measures for Placement” policy. This policy allows students...

        Ivy Tech Community College - NROC Developmental Math

        IconIvy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public post-secondary institution serving nearly 200,000 students. They chose to pilot NROC’s Developmental Math – An Open Program in the Fall of 2012 as a way to address the math remediation needs of their Automotive and Welding program students....

        Rasmussen College - NROC Developmental Math

        Icon Rasmussen College, founded in 1900 in St. Paul, Minnesota, today includes 24 campuses around the country and more than 40 diverse online degree programs available to students around the   globe. Rasmussen began piloting NROC’s Developmental Math – An Open Program in Fall 2012 with their Math Prep...

        Renton Technical College - NROC Developmental Math

        Icon Renton Technical College provides training or retraining for those seeking marketable job skills or upgrading current skills. Specialized programs allow students with or without high school credentials to enter at numerous times, progress in accordance with individual aptitudes, and complete low-cost...

        Case Study - Jacksonville State University - NROC Developmental Math

        Icon Jacksonville State University (JSU)  is a regional university serving northeast Alabama on a 459-acre campus with 59 buildings and multiple locations. Many of their students are low-income, from rural areas, and are first generation college students. In recent years, JSU has seen an increased enrollment...

        Chattanooga State Community College - NROC Developmental Math

        Icon Chattanooga State is a regionally accredited educational institution. Their mission is to transform the lives of individuals and develop the capacities of the business and industrial communities through technical and postsecondary education. In August of 2012 Chattanooga began a pilot of NROC Developmental...

        Central Piedmont Community College - NROC Developmental Math

        Icon Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has been part of the Charlotte, NC, landscape for 50 years and has six campuses located throughout Mecklenburg County. They serve a largely urban population of traditional college age students and returning adults in career transition. They began piloting NROC’s...

          NROC Algebra

          NROC Algebra

          Mountain Heights Academy Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconMountain Heights Academy (formerly Open High School of Utah) chooses its open educational resources carefully. Although their students were performing slightly above state math test averages with their original online algebra course, the administrative team of Director DeLaina Tonks and Curriculum Director...

          Montana Digital Academy Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconMontana Digital Academy (MTDA) is a state virtual school that works with districts across the state to expand educational options by offering a mix of core and elective online supplemental courses. MTDA administrators and teachers were excited to pilot Algebra 1–An Open Course because the course aligned...

          Bay Port Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconBay Port High School is part of the Howard-Suamico School District in Green Bay, WI.Over 90% of Bay Port graduates go on to some type of post-secondary education. In 2011, Bay Port ran two pilot sections using NROC’s Algebra 1—An Open Course – one competency-based accelerated class and one standard...

          Culver Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconCulver City Adult School serves over 4000 students annually with GED, Adult Basic Education, ESL, Independent Learning, and other high school diploma classes. Students have varied levels of education, language, and computer skills. Culver City Adult School used NROC’s Algebra 1—An Open Course as...

          Placer Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconPlacer Union High School District found NROC’s Algebra 1—An Open Course to be a helpful resource for struggling students in a special Alternative Program. About half of the students in the pilot section had previously failed algebra, some as many as three or four times. Many of the students found...

          Whittier Case Study - NROC Algebra 1

          IconSierra Vista High School is a year-round, open enrollment high school offering both continuation and independent study programs to students within the Whittier Union High School District. Approximately 84 percent of Sierra Vista students are Hispanic/Latino, and 62 percent are identified as socioeconomically...